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Tobacco Unit for Middle School: 19 Lessons Across 3 Grade Levels

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Tobacco Unit for Middle/Junior High School Grades. Get 3 sequential grade level programs that stress the dangers of tobacco, vaping, chew, cancer, and addiction to nicotine. Includes creative activities, informative material, and a strong message of caution for teens!
This digital download product, is editable in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for print and online on Google Drive.

>> Integrated Skills Based, Content Based / Knowledge Based. The best of both worlds.
>> Meets all MS National Health Education Standards. 
>> Meets all MS Technical Subjects Health Common Core Standards.
>> Meets all Washington State’s rigorous Health Education Standards.

Here is a glance at the HIGH SCHOOL LESSONS:

  • Students LOVE this unit because it’s engaging and relevant! They will figure out how much money people they know have spent on cigarettes over the years, what the dangers of smoking and vaping are, and they really like the personal habits survey!
  • Media Literacy lesson-How Tobacco Companies Mislead Teens : This is a student favorite art project!
  • ★ NEW! Skills-based "Student Advocacy Anti-Tobacco Video Project!"
  • GREAT PHOTOS! I just finished an amazing update. There are now all-new photos on many worksheets and all Tobacco PowerPoints!
  • Now included-"Generic Teen Worksheet Templates"
  • NEW! We separated the high school and middle school "Tobacco Units" so each will now be sold separately! Click here if you need the "High School Tobacco Unit."

This Unit Includes:

  • 19 days of lessons divided across 3 grade levels!
  • Teacher Directions that tell you what to say!
  • PowerPoint presentations that walk you through
  • An anonymous teen survey to collect statistics from your students on how many of them have already tried alcohol, tobacco, and other risky behaviors.
  • State, National, and Common Core Standards met in each lesson now part of "Table of Contents" for easy reference!
  • Many powerful video links!

Highlights of This Health Resource:

  • This is an editable “For Print” curriculum created in Word and PowerPoint, AND a digital resource for BOTH GOOGLE DRIVE and MICROSOFT OFFICE USERS!
  • ALL STUDENT DOCS for this “Tobacco Unit” are uploaded onto Google Slides and Forms.
  • Assign Health worksheets in your Google Classroom or paperless environment using these high school student worksheets, surveys, and tests created on Google Slides with fill-in text boxes! Includes Google Forms. 3 Grade Level Google Slideshows with fill-in text boxes for the middle school program are also included!
  • Also compatible with Microsoft platforms! Simply download our "Student Docs Google Slideshow" (which includes fill-in text boxes) to your computer (Yes- text boxes remain intact!) and upload and assign on your online Microsoft platform!
  • Includes a step-by-step instructional video we created to show you not only how to navigate my files and folders; but also how to use the Google Slideshows, how Microsoft users can use my Google Slideshows, how to send only one day's lessons to your students, how to add new information/pages to a Google Slideshow, how to edit and upload worksheets, how to voice-over slides, how to add an instructional video on top of slides, uploading to Google Drive tips, how to set up files for an organize Google Drive, and more!
  • If you upload this unit's PowerPoint and convert to Google Slides; then voice-over audio teacher instructions, you can send audio lessons home for a FULLY INDEPENDENT STUDY UNIT! (Full instructions included!)

Here is more about this unit:

-VAPING INFORMATION!: There is no question to the dangers of vaping! (68 deaths have been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia)

-Teach students the dangers of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping! The top 4 causes of death in the U.S. are all related to smoking! They are:

  1. Diseases of the heart
  2. Cancer
  3. Strokes
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases

- NEW slides from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse) will help you discuss dangers with your students, and also give you many weblinks to do further research yourself as well!

A "Vaping Newsletter" project is also included.

Here is the Daily Lesson Breakdown:


Day 1 - 3:

-The Dangers of Tobacco
-★ NEW Tobacco Facts Articles
-Anti-Tobacco Song/Poem Lyrics Project
-Present Anti-Tobacco Song/Poem Lyrics Project

Day 4:

-The Brain and Habits
-Why Tobacco is so Hard to Quit!
-"Habits Survey"
-"Cleansing a Bad Habit"

Day 5:

-More on Habits and Addition
-"Adding a Healthy Habit” Worksheets"
-"Support Your Peers Calendar"


Day 1 + 2:

-Dangers of Chewing Tobacco
-Tobacco Facts Articles
-Creating Tobacco Puzzles with Article Facts

Day 3 +4:

-Skills-based "Ad Appeals" to Learn What Appeals Advertisers Use
-Marketing Psychology: Interactive Activity where Students Analyze 15 ads
- A Fun 30-slide Guess the Ad PowerPoint Presentation
-"Tobacco Unit Test"

Day 5 + 6:
-"Tobacco Packs" Media Literacy Art Project”: FUN!! Students become tobacco advertisers and design a cover for a cigarette pack using at least one ad appeal.

My students really enjoy this unit, and they always come up with some of the most creative and funny cigarette packs for the media literacy project!


Day 1:

-Anonymous Student Survey
-The Dangers of Tobacco
-Work on “Quit Brochures”

Day 2:

-Cancer Information
-"C-A-N-C-E-R" Warning Signs
-The Dangers of Chewing Tobacco
-The Dangers of e-cigarettes
-Centers for Disease Control Vaping Information
-"Why is Vaping Bad for You" video
-"Texas 15-year old's death is youngest vaping lung injury fatality in the U.S."
-How Smoking Affects Your Body: Discuss Chronic Bronchitis, and Emphysema
-“Quit Brochures”

Day 3:

-Second-Hand Smoke
-Affects on Pregnant Smokers
-$ Spent on Cigarettes
-Work on “Quit Brochures”
-"Tips to Quit Smoking" Handout

Day 4:

-Tobacco Facts Articles
-State Laws
-Complete Brochures

Day 5 - 10:

NEW VAPING NEWSLETTER PROJECT! Students Create "Dangers of Vaping Newsletters" using articles and template provided.

NEW Skills-based "The Truth About Tobacco" Group Video Project! Students watch a professional "Truth About Tobacco" video that has a good, strong message for teens to be tobacco-free, but the music and graphics are out-dated! Students will create a similar video to advocate for everyone to know the dangers of tobacco, but of course, it should be more appealing to today’s teens!

★ This resource is taken from the #1 Best-Selling Middle School Health Curriculum" on TPT!

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